UnitedHealth Group Scores Quick Win In Race Bias Suit
Law360 (April 30, 2019, 6:05 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge has tossed a race bias suit against UnitedHealth Group, rejecting an African-American data analyst’s claims the company gave her a bad review and assigned her to work with an alleged harasser as punishment for claiming it gave white workers more leeway to telework.
U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar granted UnitedHealth summary judgment Monday on accuser Javon Jones’ claims, saying its concerns with her performance predate the complaint and noting the company rescinded the assignment to work with her alleged harasser after she cried foul.
Jones, a former data analyst in UnitedHealth’s Optum Shared Services division, sued...
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